Glenys Cour

Born Fishguard

Private & Public Collections

National Museum of Wales
Glynn Vivian Swansea
Kuntshalle Gallery Mannheim
National Library of Wales
The Welsh Arts Council
Contemporary Society of Wales

2006 awarded honorary degree
Master of Arts
University of Wales



Glenys Cour studied at the Cardiff College of Art
where she was tutored by Ceri Richards. For many years she taught at the Architectural Glass Department at the West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education and at the University of Wales Swansea.
Originally trained as an illustrator, she has designed graphics for the Swansea Festival of Music and the Brecon Jazz Festivals.
Since 1957 she has exhibited widely in the UK, France, The Netherlands, Japan,and the USA. For much of the eighties and nineties she has worked in the medium of collage employing rich colours and gold leaf.
Glenys Cours inspiration for much of her images result from an interest in the relics of ancient cultures. In 2003 following her major exhibition at the Glynn Vivian Gallery she decided to return to painting. The present work, employs oil on paper and oil on canvas and is a response to the structures of the landscape and seas around the Gower coast. For two years she has been involved with the Old Stile Press, producing images related to 'Taliesin and the Mockers', a poem by Vernon Watkins and 'Black Marigolds', a translation by Powys Mathers of an ancient love poem.


'Autumn Evening'

'Celtic Horizon'

'Gower Dawn'

'Gower Evening


'The Sea The Sea'


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